Sideways

Thursday 19th May 20057:00 PM

It's ironic that I am writing the review to this film, in "real time"

this film came out in mainstream cinemas last week and two of my mates saw

it last night. I was a bit tired and couldn't be bothered to go,

they've been talking about it all morning... gutted (I live in Wales,

people say that a lot)...

So what is there to say about a film I haven't seen, well, at least

I've heard of it, you're probably sat there not even knowing it existed,

so that's a step up on you! Secondly two sets of people I know have

been to see it and have said it's good. So believe them and accept it is

good!

Before I fell asleep and didn't go I did look into what the film was

about so I can at least tell you that...

It's the story of two men: Miles and his soon-to-be married friend Jack. To salute the remains of their youth, the two men take one last road trip in the week before Jack's wedding. A serious wine enthusiast, Miles is determined to educate his friend on the region's beloved Pinot Noir wines before the week is out. Jack is mainly interested in living his last week of bachelorhood to the hilt. Trouble ensues with wine and women and the duo comes to realisations as they come to terms with maturity.

This is one of those films where nothing happens, it's just a bit of

time in these two guy's lives. Some people love these films, others want

a bit more action. If you are the latter, don't be mean to this film,

it is very good, it is apparently very funny (though you don't know my

mates, their sense of humour... ummmm). This film is in a tough spot,

just before the exams, take a break from revision (haha) and come and

see it. It's worth failing your degree for (especially if your degree

is worthless anyway (i.e. any "batchelor of art" degree))

Editor's note: we're sure he's only kidding about the arts degree thing!

Rotten Tomatoes Score:

96%

Genre:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Alexander Payne

Writers:

Rex Pickett, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor III

Leads:

Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, Marylouise Burke

Music:

Rolfe Kent

Length:

126 minutes

Year:

2004

Country:

USA/Hungary

Language:

English, Armenian

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